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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Russia, Vermont, Sputnik, Old Parts

When I heard of the terrible floods in Vermont, I thought immediately of OM Michael, AA1TJ (aka Comrade Mikhail, the Chief Designer) and his underground hamshack. I heard this morning that Michael is high and dry, up at his mountain top lair (the TV transmitter). Here is an update on the Sputnik project:

Fellas,
This morning DL3PB was kind enough to bring Peter, DL3JIN's recent work to my attention.
I think you will agree that Peter has made a beautiful job of it! He not only used Russian tubes (valves), he even had a 21.060MHz Russian-made quartz crystal on-hand. Many of the passive components appear to be ex-Soviet surplus as well. His front panel really shows great spirit. With 96Vdc on the PA anode he's seeing an RF output power of 650mW.
It should be great fun come October 4!
73/72,
Mike, AA1TJ

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1 comment:

  1. "So keep your children and other non-trained personnel away from this lab setup."

    Excellent!

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